Raising a child in today’s world can be daunting. The FAA  is your partner on this path facilitating helpful assistance and support in a variety of ways.

FAA’s free workshops provide an outlet to express concerns and share experiences, offering constructive insights and tips that both inform and empower parents.
Hearing the viewpoints and experiences of other parents often helps validate some of the struggles and feelings you may be experiencing.

We’ll help you gain a fresh perspective on challenges and teach new strategies you can try at home.

Sensory Processing and OT

On May 8, 2018 at 7pm, Dr. Catherine Cavaliere, PhD. OTR, and founder of Sensory Smart Therapy Services, will share  how sensory processing is foundational to all learning, social interactions and activities of daily life, ways to identify sensory processing challenges at home and in the classroom as well as the ways in which occupational therapy can to help support children sensory processing challenges including, anxiety, attentional challenges, hyperactivity and more. 

 

 

Our Everyday Questions as Parents

On November 11, 2017, our guest speaker, Jeannette Flanagan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, shared with us her extensive experience with children and families.

Among the questions addressed:
How do I set limits?
Do I discipline or teach?
Do I give incentives or bribes?
Can my child play videogames?
How do I help my child to calm down?



Parenting in the Digital Age and Social Media Awareness

On January 18, 2018, Melissa J. Straub, a NJ and NY Licensed School Counselor, as well as a Licensed Private Investigator, and a highly experienced and credentialed professional since 1993, gave to all parents warnings and tips to understand the digital world of our children.

Playful Literacy

On March 1, 2018, Romain Vanpeene, Pedagogical Coordinator, presented the importance of playtime. Parents played, built mental images and told many stories.

Playful literacy gives the tools to become a strong and avid reader and writer!

Playful Inquiry

On May 11,  2017, two speakers, France Weill, PhD. Speech Language Pathologist, and Romain Vanpeene, Pedagogical Coordinator,
demonstrated and modeled the use of play to develop critical thinking skills in children.